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Stratosman

July 17th report:

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Luanched from the Bluffs around 4:30. Buzzed down to prescott and trolled some lead core for a while, spot #2 put out a nice 18"er...22' of water sand bottom.

Trolled for a while more with nothing, tried spinners and 3-ways with minnow baits on some new spots to no avail. Around 7:30 went to another location this time closer to the Kinni, went to lindy and leech and boated two more just over 15". These came on top of the break in 10-12'.

Kinda slow but a beautiful evening on the water. Drank lots of water.... grin.gif

Can't wait for Saturday morning!

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Sounds like you had a good time and at least boated some fish,had to be rather warm though, I'll be on the river on saturday and sunday as usual, see you on the water!

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Im heading out in a couple of hours smile.gif what cranks did you catch your fish on !!

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Unless the weather kept you in, you might be gone already but firetiger shad raps and blue/chrome.

Good luck and give a report.

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I Was gone already but thanks for the response anyways-Caught Three shortys after the rain stopped on lindys and crawlers- all on the sconi shorline, same area as you were in, south of the kinni - Only marked fish in 20 feet -Maybe because of the nasty lightning ?- I have alot of respect for guys like Walley1 and Turk and that can continue to put fish in the box right now-The last 2 weeks have been brutal for me.Still Love that Place though

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I was out last saturday and we could only find sauger. We fished a variety of spots south of the Kinni and a variety of presentations. We found a few eater saug's but most were dinks. So this weekend I wanna try trolling cranks more, to cover more ground. Plus my girl friend just found a shoe box full of Rapala's( atleast 35) at a garage sale for $15!!I am usually a lindy rig/ spinner rig kinda guy, but I wanna improve my trolling skills. Anyone been trolling cranks? Any success? What depth/ speed do you troll? Any how, good luck to you all. I see ya on the Croix Sat. a.m.

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I troll alot of leadcore during the summer and into fall...it's a great tool for locating fish. I have been running from 15'-25' typically, at speeds ranging from 2.0-3.0 mph.

I'll be out Sat. hopefully before 5:00 a.m. doing the same.

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I'll start off lindy riggen, see how that goes then switch over to bottom bouncers and if I locate fish I'll switch back to lindy riggen, going to try some minnows again in the morning last time they were nothing more then striper magnets, this year so far crawlers have been the key!

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